Buddy Bison’s Choose Your Own National Park Adventure

Think of this as a “choose your own” national park adventure experience. First, pick your park virtual tour. Second, print and color Buddy Bison based on the park you choose. Third, build your own park home for Buddy or write a comic strip based on his outdoor explorations.

Pick one of the national park virtual tours below to begin your journey. Will it be to the base of Devils Tower, to the fiery glow of Hawai’i Volcanoes, the billowing steam of Yellowstone’s geysers, or the turquoise waters of the Virgin Islands? Click on the images below to start your virtual park experience.


Now imagine that you and Buddy Bison are going to take a trip to the national park that you virtually explored. What should Buddy be wearing or have with him to be prepared? Does he need any special items to discover the park? Does he need a jacket, boots, or swimsuit? Maybe he needs binoculars or a bottle of water.

Click on the link below to download a Buddy Bison coloring sheet and get him ready for your trip using crayons, coloring pencils, markers, or other craft supplies.

Now that you have visited a park and gotten Buddy ready for his trip, let’s create a Buddy Bison diorama (a miniature model) made to look like the park you just learned about and explored. Click on the link below to download.

For older kids, if making a diorama isn’t their thing, try creating a comic strip about Buddy’s park adventure. Think about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. What does he say? Are there other characters in the story? Click on the link below to download.

Most of all, have fun! We would love to see what you created. Like us on social and share your artwork!